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Mexico

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

Mexico is a country of vibrant colors, warm smiles, ancient civilizations, and delicious cuisine!

From the pyramids of Teotihuacan to the beaches of Tulum,
Mexico is a blend of diverse landscapes and cultures that beckon every kind of traveler.

Perfect for backpackers, solo adventurers, couples, and families seeking a 10-14 day Trip filled with rich history,
tantalizing flavors, breathtaking nature, and unforgettable experiences.

Explore the awe-inspiring ruins of Chichen Itza, dive into the clear waters of Cozumel, and lose yourself in the bustling energy of Mexico City.

The ideal time to visit is between November-April.

This Tripfindr Trip is only a Taste of the things you can see here, so when you go, stay open to the Spontaneous Wanderlust that will guarantee you a memorable Trip to this Spectacular Destination!

Suggested Activities

Discover and learn about the ancient Mayan civilisation in this Mayan City, and marvel at the iconic El Castillo Pyramid, which is an architectural marvel!

Arrive early to avoid crowds.

Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

These pristine beaches surrounded by lush jungles and ancient ruins are perfect for relaxation.

The heart of Mexico is a sensory overload.

  • Use the metro to get around efficiently
  • Try the street food at a ‘taqueria’ (ensure it’s a busy one for freshness)
  • See the iconic sites like the Zocalo, Frida Kahlo Museum, and Chapultepec Park.

Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

Step back in time at this UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Climbing the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon is a must for a panoramic view of the ancient city.

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Dive into crystal-clear waters and witness vibrant marine life at this world-famous destination known for its coral reefs and perfectly clear water!

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Stroll through the vibrant markets of Oaxaca, sample local delicacies like mole and tlayudas, and visit the many art galleries and museums. Consider planning your visit around local festivals to witness the city’s rich cultural traditions.

Immerse yourself in the rich culture, art, and cuisine of this charming colonial city.

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Top Tips

One of the best ways to experience local culture while travelling is by tasting traditional dishes.

Try local street food like tacos, tamales, and churros.

Many local vendors don’t accept cards, so having cash will enable you to purchase more from street vendors or souvenir shops…

We love Free Walking tours at Tripfindr!

This is because they are the BEST WAY to Learn about and Explore a city!

Book one and ask your Guide all the Questions you may have, as well as seeing all the Hidden Gems that Mexico City has to offer!

For Solo travellers, these offer a perfect opportunity to make friends!

Make it Unique

These natural limestone sinkholes are dotted around the country, and offer stunning and unique swimming experiences!

Check out the Photo (UP TOP) to see this otherworldly experience!

Get entertained by the unique, high-flying, colourful world of Mexican professional wrestling.

Explore the stunning underground cave formations (one of the largest in the world) in the natural wonder at Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa.

Google Maps Link: (Click Here).

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Mexico is by flying to the major Airports: Mexico City Airport (MEX) or Cancun Airport (CUN), which have flights from major International cities

Other: You can take a Bus from neighbouring countries.

How to get Around?

Getting around the Country:

  • Buses – Cheap and reliable
  • Domestic flights – Fast
  • Taxis
  • A Colectivo, combi, minibus, or pesero (group travel for short city trips)
  • Rental Car or Motorbike (Avoid driving at night)
  • Ferries

 

Getting around in the Cities is easy with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Mexico is by flying to the major Airports: Mexico City Airport (MEX) or Cancun Airport (CUN), which have flights from major International cities

Other: You can take a Bus from neighbouring countries.

How to get Around?

Getting around the Country:

  • Buses – Cheap and reliable
  • Domestic flights – Fast
  • Taxis
  • A Colectivo, combi, minibus, or pesero (group travel for short city trips)
  • Rental Car or Motorbike (Avoid driving at night)
  • Ferries

 

Getting around in the Cities is easy with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

Safety Concerns

Tourists should exercise Caution when travelling in Mexico.

While Mexico is a popular tourist destination, there are areas that are safer than others. Some specific concerns to keep in mind:

  • Petty Crime – Keep your valuables safe
  • Scams – Overcharging for goods and services, especially taxis.
  • Drug-Related Violence – Primarily in specific affected areas, research specific destinations ahead of time.
  • Traffic Safety – Road conditions
  • Natural Disasters – Earthquakes and hurricanes. Stay updated with local conditions
  • Health-Related Issues – Only drink bottled or purified water and be cautious about street food.

Where to Stay?

In Mexico City: Stay in safer neighbourhoods like Condesa or Polanco.
In Tulum we recommend Playa del Carmen.

  • Hostels: There are many great options for affordable hostels with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is an excellent resource for finding and booking beds.
    This is the best value option and ideal for solo travellers.
    A highly recommended hostel in Mexico City is the Casa Pepe Hostel.
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people looking for maximum comfort.